In-spec cattle in demand at Raphoe


"Plainer cattle were also up in price" - Harkin

In-spec cattle in demand at Raphoe

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"Plainer cattle were also up in price" - Harkin

Cattle met with an improved trade at Raphoe Mart on Thursday (September 26th), according to Ann Harkin – manager.

“Purchasers were anxious to buy quality in-spec cattle; plainer cattle were also up in price with Hereford-crosses and Aberdeen-Angus-crosses selling up to €2.00/kg, in some cases.” Harkin outlined.

€/kg basis:

  • Bullocks made from €1.90/kg to €2.40/kg;

  • Bulls sold from €1.70/kg to €2.20/kg;

  • Heifers traded from €1.90/kg to €2.50/kg.

Summary:

  • Bulls over 600 kgs - €560 to €760 over;

  • Beef bullocks - €500 to €740 over;

  • Store bullocks - €350 to €785 over;

  • Beef heifers - €450 to €705 over;

  • Store heifers - €350 to €655 over;

  • Dry cows - €685 to €1660/head.

Sheep

The manager noted that there was a good entry of sheep on Monday (September 23rd), with a steady trade throughout.

Lambs:

  • €55-€70 for 27-33 kgs;

  • €70-80 for 34-37 kgs;

  • €80-€90 for 38-44 kgs;

  • €90-€100 for 44-52 kgs.

Ewe lambs:

  • €109 for 53 kgs;

  • €115 for 48 kgs.

Other categories:

  • Fat ewes - €50-€120

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